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In Switzerland, more than one in five people are diagnosed with cancer before the age of 70. The number of recoveries is increasing, and further improvement of the cure rates can be expected thanks to the many advances in oncological research and the ensuing clinical applications.

The ISREC Foundation applies its means to concretizing this objective, hoping to contribute to the development of new therapies in the near future.

The ISREC Foundation has actively supported experimental cancer research for more than half a century.



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The mission of this Cancer Research Cluster is to place Lausanne on the world map of oncology and immuno-oncology research. The centre brings together scientists working in different fields in order to accelerate connections between the laboratory and the patient, in order to develop novel therapeutic solutions.

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Scientific & academic training

Awarding grants to undergraduates, PhD students and scientists focusing their work on immunology and oncology in the areas of biology, technology or medicine

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Translational research

Supporting projects that promote knowledge transfer and collaborations between basic research and clinical applications

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Congratulations to Prof. Elisa Oricchio (holder of the ISREC Chair in Translational Oncology from 2014 to 2020) and her research teams at EPFL: in…

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Congratulations to Prof. Johanna Joyce on her publication in the prestigious journal Cancer Cell. The article, co-authored with Karin de Visser, is…

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From April 21st to May 1st 2023, Helder Amaral will participate in the MARATHON DES SABLES, a 7-day, 250-kilometer foot race in the Moroccan Sahara,…

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